After rehab, many sober people enroll in a sober living program to receive additional support as they transition out of rehab and into a more independent lifestyle. Living sober on your own for the first time can be challenging, but sober living homes provide one-on-one support in a safe, sober, and supportive living environment. They […]
Mindfulness is a buzzword these days, but what does it mean and how do we practice mindfulness on a daily basis? More importantly, what does it have to do with sobriety? Practicing mindfulness in your everyday life isn’t as easy as it sounds, but it can have powerful benefits for people in recovery. Regardless of […]
Making the transition from addiction into a sober lifestyle requires hard work, life skills, and the ability to cope with challenges as they arise. After completing rehab, some sober people may find themselves struggling to overcome certain setbacks that make it difficult to remain sober. This struggle can lead to overwhelming feelings of anxiety, depression, […]
Getting outside and doing something active isn’t just good for your physical health—it also provides a wealth of benefits for individuals in recovery. In fact, it even has a name and is recognized as a beneficial form of therapy. Wilderness therapy is a type of outdoor treatment that is recognized by the American Psychological Association […]
When you were in active addiction what was your diet like? Late night fast food? Microwavable meals full of preservatives? Fatty or sugary snacks like chips and cookies? Most people who suffer from substance abuse problems have very irregular or poor diets. Addicts may also choose to spend most or all their money on drugs, […]
The recovery process doesn’t just require that you quit your drug of choice. Instead, most people find themselves starting over in many aspects of life. Whether it’s changing your mindset, changing your habits, or changing your social circles, addiction recovery will inevitably require change. But starting over in these aspects of life will pave the […]
The journey from addiction to sobriety is full of twists and turns. Although every person’s experience will be different, each journey shares some of the same crossroads. For example, as you work through your addiction treatment, you will need to recognize that you have a substance use problem and that you cannot overcome it on […]
People who enroll in sober living programs come from all walks of life. Whether they’ve just finished rehab or they recently relapsed after several months of sobriety, sober living homes are extremely advantageous and beneficial for people of all ages and in all stages of addiction recovery.
Friendships in addiction most often revolve around alcohol or drugs and are typically rooted in selfish desires and intentions. These types of relationships don’t usually last and they can be dangerous to your physical and psychological well-being. Now that you’re in recovery, you have the chance to start over and establish genuine friendships that are founded […]
You may hear many people in recovery talk about having a spiritual awakening, but what does that mean exactly? While bringing up spiritual matters may turn some people away from the idea of getting sober, it’s important to recognize that spirituality does not have to be intertwined with a belief in a particular God. Spirituality […]
Getting sober doesn’t come without its challenges, many of which are psychological. During and even after drug rehab, it’s not uncommon for individuals in recovery to feel anxious, afraid or stressed about what their new sober life will look like. What will happen to their old friendships and relationships? What will every day look like […]
Staying sober after rehab can be a challenge. It’s an entirely new lifestyle change that will require continued hard work and effort. Every individual in recovery will experience setbacks in sobriety, as they are just a natural part of life. Despite those challenges, a life of sobriety can be extremely rewarding and there are many […]
Updated on August 11th, 2020 Early sobriety is a time full of challenges, adjustments, milestones, and change, which can all be very exciting and advantageous, but also overwhelming. The sobriety journey is different for everyone, but all people in recovery will face various challenges and obstacles as they learn to adopt a new sober lifestyle. […]
Whether you’ve started your holiday shopping or not, the holidays are upon us, and this time of year is all about giving. Giving a gift is a great way to show someone that you care, especially if that someone is facing a particularly difficult season of life.